Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2006-01-30

Longtime Baptist leader Dr. Randall Lolley will deliver the inaugural James A. Auchmuty Lecture at Samford University Tuesday, Feb. 7. The public is invited to the 10 a.m. program in Reid Chapel.

His topic will be "On Failing An Unexam: Leaders Being Led by Values."

Lolley, a Samford graduate and former alumnus of the year, was president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary from 1974 until 1988 and was pastor of First Baptist Church, Greensboro, N.C., until retirement in 1996. He also served North Carolina Baptist churches in Winston-Salem and Raleigh. He is a former moderator of the North Carolina chapter of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

The lecture is a presentation of Samford's James A. Auchmuty, Jr., Congregational Leadership Fund. Dr. Auchmuty was pastor of Birmingham's Shades Crest Baptist Church for 27 years.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.